Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 Story Archive

Dirty Job Aboard USS Anchorage  (12 August 2015)
Below the deck plates of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), engineers turn wrenches and oil engines, ensuring that the mission continues.
USS Essex Conducts Strait of Hormuz Transit  (13 August 2015)
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf Aug. 6.
Rushmore Sailors, Marines Complete Successful VERTREP  (14 August 2015)
Sailors and Marines aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at-sea, Aug. 11, receiving 18 pallets of supplies from fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201).
Expecting the Unexpected  (14 August 2015)
The Damage Control Training Team aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) training for the ship's two repair locker teams Aug. 12.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU Support Operation Inherent Resolve with Harrier Strikes  (18 August 2015)
AV-8B Harriers, which launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the Essex Amphibious Ready Group's flag ship, conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Aug 17.
Rushmore Arrives in Abu Dhabi  (25 August 2015)
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Abu Dhabi for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 25.
USS Anchorage Holds Change of Command   (3 September 2015)
Capt. J.J. Cummings relieved Capt. Michael McKenna as commanding officer aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 3.
1 Small ACT: I'll Tell My Story  (15 September 2015)
The 21st Century Sailor Office invited Sailors to take part in Suicide Prevention Month by participating in the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign's "1 Small ACT," Sept. 1.
Rushmore Arrives in Bahrain  (16 September 2015)
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived at port Mina Salman for a scheduled port visit Sept. 14.
United in Service  (2 October 2015)
"Life is not easy - especially in our military environment and lifestyle, but anything is possible," said Chief Logistics Specialist (SW/AW) Yuly Mejia. "You have to be a strong-willed person to do what we do."
Essex ARG, 15th MEU Arrive in 7th Fleet Area of Operations  (2 November 2015)
More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Nov. 1, after departing the 5th Fleet AOR.
Crew of USS Anchorage Renders Aid to Stranded Sri Lankan-flagged Fishing Vessel  (5 November 2015)
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rendered assistance and provided aid to the crew of a stranded Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel, M/V Lakshan, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Operates in South China Sea Ahead of Amphibious Exercise  (12 November 2015)
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific Nov. 7-10.
USS Anchorage Conducts Transit of South China Sea  (17 November 2015)
Amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conducted routine operations in international waters during a northbound transit of the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific Nov. 13-14.
Rushmore Returns to Indonesia  (17 November 2015)
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Bali Nov. 16, for a scheduled port visit.

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